Mary Queen of Scots Cloche

Mary Queen of Scots Cloche

288.00

Queen Mary's brief residence at Holyrood Palace, located at the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland was a dubious place of joy and loathing. There she lived with her new husband, the handsome and statuesque, Henry Lord Darnley. It was also there, that she witnessed the brutal murder of her secretary, musician, and dear friend David Rizzio, at the jealous and lecherous hand of her husband and his cohorts.
I have rendered this regal cloche hat as a tribute to the riches she enjoyed, however brief, in the richest of velvets, tapestry, flocked scrollwork taffeta, Victorian lace, and a cockade of feathers of game birds commonly stalked in the Highlands. The fleur de lis is symbolic of Queen Mary's French heritage on her mother's side. It is this French and Scottish heritage that made possible the French and Scottish Alliance, designed to rid Scotland of the English once and for all. The result of this historic alliance was the Treaty of Boulogne in 1549.

PLEASE NOTE: At the moment, this is a made to order hat, so please convo me with your head measurement. The brooch will be different, as I use only one of a kind vintage brooches. If this detail is important, please messag me before placing your order, and I can send you photos of the brooches in stock, for you to choose from. Please read store policies before ordering.
The brooch and feathers are removable for dry cleaning. 

 

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